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09-09-2013, 12:31 AM
Nac Mac Feegle
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Originally Posted by aufheben View Post
This is all true, but if we're fine with an awful PP, how good (or, how far could we go) if it was at least average?

I think when building a championship team, finding: a) Goalie good enough to win cup; b) Great defense, are two of the most difficult pieces/cores to acquire. After that, there's a legit #1 C. Can Stepan be that player?

The Rangers last two playoff exits were not because of toughness, or lack of.
Problem is, for most PP setups, you need fluid movement and a quick transition. That requires both a good PP unit, and good ice. As long as MSG is the busiest building out there, you're never going to have the nice, smooth ice.

Unless, of course, you can find a guru coach who can figure out a way to setup a good powerplay on slower/choppier ice. Only way I can see is to have an absolute cannon on the point.

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